Thursday, May 8, 2014

How to Install Brother Printer on Ubuntu 14.04 via terminal

Preliminaries:

1. Go to Brother Support Page

2. Find your printer's support page for linux (Brother has excellent support for linux)

For example, the network printer for me was HL-5470DW.

3. Download all the downloadables (3 in this case).

Installation:

4. Extract the Driver Install Tool. (Open a terminal, go to the Downloads directory and type the following)
$ gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

5. Run the script.
$ bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
'Brother machine name' in my case was hl5470dw.

6. When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",
 For USB Users: Choose N(No)
 For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and Device URI.



Thats all. You can now see the printer in your print dialog box everywhere.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing information .This is very helpful.

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